You pave paradise and put up a parking lot

I was originally going to title this post: Grandchildren defenders vs. Grandchildren Killers

I have not heard anything yet about Duluth Students participating in a climate Strike during school hours. If they do I’ll gladly support them

For the past month I’ve been sending the alarming news about the accelerating destruction of the Earth to myself for inclusion on a blog page and lay out why Global warming denialists must be challenged.

Here are some of them with a description of the content

‘The Water Rises From the Ground in Our Yards.’ How Dorian Devastated the Bahamas.

How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal

The current existential question for the human race is climate change. If we continue on the current path, some currently populated areas of the planet will become uninhabitable. For instance, coastal cities will be submerged and the whole nation of Bangladesh will be displaced. Everyone will be …

David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier

This list doesn’t include stories about the massive burning of the Central African rain forest or massive burning in the Amazon rain forest or the deforestation of the Indonesian forests for palm oil plantations orr China’s funding of 150 coal burning electrical generation plants across the third world or the melting of virtually all glaciers on the Earth.

Everywhere one turns there is evidence of world trauma and the displacement of peoples caught in the middle of wars over diminishing resources.

I welcome the environmental activism of young people. I remember avidly studying the world’s geography in grade school when much of the planet was still labled unexplored in world atlases. Now the new world ethos is summed up in the song lyric: “You pave paradise and put up a parking lot.

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